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central 34d immediate under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11:00 as storms push through the area. how long the severe weather will stick around, next. a dog ran past and attacked him. >> a child attacked by a neighborhood dog. how it happened and where the dog is now. a civil right's leader honored. how she will be remembered for years to come. live in high-definition from wbff tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news at 10:00. good evening. i'm jennifer gilbert. strong storms continue to move through the baltimore region tonight. this was the scene a while ago in north baltimore. the rain coming
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down in sheets and lightning filling the sky. the rain actually causing big problems tonight. there's flooding out there in some of the southbound lanes of the jfx are closed between northern parkway and cold spring lane. the ramps and the interstate are both flooded there. we're told a car actually got stuck in the water tonight. chief meteorologist vytas reid joins us with the latest on the severe weather in the skywatch forecast. >> part of that severe weather is the heavy rain coming down. gusty winds and lots of frequent lightning out there causing a lot of flooding across the area, especially on low-lying areas. where you have the drainages not cleared out, you get that flooding. in fact going to hd radar, you can see heavy showers and thunderstorms just off to the west through parts of carroll county and in to hartford county. also towards german town. looking at our x-vision, we're going to cut through the storms here. we can kind of
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see these storms from 20,000 to 30,000 feet. this is the 20 to 30,000-feet level here showing that there is instability in the atmosphere that will continue to fire up and as this activity continues to roll through the area, we'll see heavy rain on the eastern shore. looking at pretty good thunderstorm activity. you see the lift that is creating the instability. we get a lot of moisture that is falling out of the storms. we will continue to see this activity coming down across the state behind it as well. more activity is coming, but it looks like we have a lot of activity to deal with over the next couple of hours. you can see across the state a lot of lightning that has been going on. we have anywhere frover 4,000 strikes. we can zoom out showing where the storm is activity is coming from. we have this next line. a lot of rain that is going to
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move through. some of the flooded areas are going to deal with more activity as we go through the next couple of hours. we have this line that is going to continue to push across the region. going back to our level-two radar, we'll quickly look at the track of this storm. in fact, looking at some of the tracks across the region, it looks like we'll continue to see this activity. one moment here. let me get a closer look. zooming in, the direction of the storm activity looks like it will be taking an easterly track across the city. seeing this heavy rain at ten after 10. ten: 21 p.m. in parkville up there north. you folks are going to see heavy rain in the next 10 to 15 minutes. once again, we are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11:00 p.m. and we have counties, including baltimore and in to hartford county under a flash-flood warning. these warnings right now until 2:00 a.m. across the region because of all that heavy rain. i'm going to have a closer look at how long the
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rain is going to stick around and where the storms are going in a few minutes. you can be in charge of your own personalized forecast. iradar is available at go to and click on iradar. this storm was hitting his neighborhood. he reported major downpours and a lot of lightning too. whenever weather hits your neighborhood, we want you to do this. see it, shoot it, send it. upload your pictures and videos to our website at and click on the icon. send pictures directly from your cell phone. the same storm system that is moving through maryland hit down south first. one tornado in mississippi is responsible for killing at least ten people. yaz00 city was one of
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the hardest-hit areas. a church was destroyed. church members gathered this morning where the sanctuary once stood. they prayed for the lives lost in side's storm. among the dead, three children. >> we will not let this defeat us. we're all saddened. we're all shocked. >> the roof was caving in. tvs flying off the shelf. it was horrible. it's really bad. >> mississippi's governor called in the national guard to prevent looting. a child is attacked by a pit bull in west baltimore. as the little girl recovers, her mom demands that the dog be destroyed. kathleen cairns has the story you will only see on fox. >>reporter: tonight the 10-year old is recovering after the attack. she had seen the dog in her neighbor's yard before. why it suddenly attacked is not clear. friday afternoon neighborhood children are playing in a backyard until the fun is disrupted by a dog.
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>> a dog ran passed and it 1yu678ed on me. >>reporter: the dog ran out the back door. >> it bit me on my face and it wouldn't let go. it bit me under my eye. he bit me right here. he might me under my neck. it wouldn't get off. >> he had already knocked her down and had her face like this and grabbed her and was trying to hit it to get it off. >>reporter: they used this screen to hit the dog. when the animal's owner responded -- >> the owner came outside -- her daughter came outside with a butcher knife. he let go. >>reporter: she went to johns hopkins hospital where the wounds were documented. tonight she's at her grandmother's. >> he bit me right here under my eye. >>reporter: she has wounds on her arms and legs and is haunted by the attack. >> when i like go to sleep, i have like nightmares of the dog
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on me. >>reporter: the dog's owner did not want to talk with fox 45. the dog is at the animal city shelter under quarantine while the case is investigated. >> i want the dog to get to sleep, honestly. >> she will not be going to school tomorrow. she's still recovering from her wounds. animal-control authorities are investigating and will decide the fate of the dog. kathleen cairns, fox 45 news at 10:00. firefighters rescue several people from a burning building in northwest baltimore. it happened after 6:00 this morning. a business was badly damaged and three people in an attached home had to be rescued when the fire spread. no word on any injuries. baltimore city police are asking for your help finding a murder suspect who broke in to a home last weekend. this is a sketch of the suspect. police say he broke in to a home on east north avenue about 11:00
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last friday night and murdered the person inside. if you have any information, call metro crime stoppers at this number. well, this week the nation lost a tireless advocate for civil rights. she died tuesday at the age of 98. a tribute to insure her legacy will live on. her name may not be as recognizable as some in the civil right's movement, but her work made a lasting difference. >> maybe she didn't get the high-profile recognition some of the other people did, but the truth of the matter was she was the rock of the organization. >>reporter: the doctor was the long-time president of the national countsil of negro women and a life-long fighter for civil rights. >> dr. heights stood for social justice. she was a humanitarian and this center and the endo youed chair will help to advance her mission of
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social justice. >>reporter: ironically, this tribute has been planned for several months. it was a day to mark the creation -- >> we know she's looking down upon us with pride and a sense of joy. reporter: roefrt especially as people wore hats to honor her signature style. a woman known for advancing civil rights, not just in baltimore, but around the world. the funeral service will be thursday morning at national cathedral in washington. maryland's polish community gathers to commemorate. it honors the 20,000 polish soldiers who were murdered by the soviet army in 1940. also today, a special memorial for the death of the polish president and his wife and the other people killed in a plane crash two weeks ago. in other news tonight, drivers can expect major
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traffic delays downtown tomorrow morning. several lanes will be closed and traffic patterns will be changed. utility work is being done there. city officials say it's best if you can avoid the area all together. nothing we say can fill the hole they leave in your hearts. >> honoring the miners. how family and friends of those kill indeed west virginia are remembering their loved ones. massive protests over a new immigration law in arizona. why some say it's an abuse of civil rights. why you only have a few days left ñ
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mourners gather in west virginia to honor the miners killed in an explosion earlier this month. many of the people at service wearing black ribbons with gold shovels special pickaxes. president obama met privately with the victim's families before delivering the eulogy. >> it can be found by seeking the face of god, who quiets our troubled minds. a god who mends our broken hearts. a god who easies our morning souls.
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>> the names of the 29 victims were read during the memorial service. their pictures were also on the stage. protests continue outside the capital building in phoenix over the new strict immigration law. police are required to question people about their legal status. it also toughens restrictions on hiring illegal immigrants for day labor. maryland lawmakers are weigh nothing on this controversial issue. >> number one, zee to protect american borders. number two, we have to protect american jobs. number three, zee to reward people who go by the rules and have well-paid -- well-scrutinized citizenship. >> the reverend joined others rallying against arizona's new law. he calls the legislation "an abuse of civil rights." a new law changes the way maryland prison inmates are counted in the u.s. census. the law approved this month by the governor allows inmates to
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be counted in the jurisdiction of their last permanent address. the move is intended to help boost baltimore's numbers. as many as 60 percent of the state's prison inmates come from baltimore city. >> it's our hope that to respect the dignity of individuals upon their release and hopefully they'll do the right thing and become productive members of society. >> maryland is the first state to make this change. fire days left to cash in on the federal gcht's $8,000 first-time home buyer's tax credit. the original november 30th, deadline was pushed to april 30th after the real estate industry begged for an exexplosion. there are income requirements in order to get the credit. the home buyer must live in the home for three years or you'll have to repay the credit. still ahead tonight, the best of the best. how the animal baltimore county kennel
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club judges the dogs, next. it's pouring right now outside. i can hear it on the roof of the studio here.
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fox 45's skywatch weather is now at your fingertips. iradar is available at use fox 45's powerful doppler radar to track coming storms. the interactive tool lets you see when all of that rain is coming down over your house. go to baltimore county shows off its best breeds. the animal baltimore county kennel club dog show held at the fair grounds today. the competition began with almost 2400 dogs. in the end, only one is chosen
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as "best in show." the dogs are judged on their appearance and obedience. >> have a series of exercises that have to be completed and the judges are considering those performances against their standard of perfect execution of those exercises. >> this is the 74th year for the dog show. we have over 100 walkers today and raised over $26,000. >> a march for babies at camden yards. hear the story of one family, how they were inspired to help after their daughter's prosecute mature birth. (horn blowing). >> a good run to help a
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a very important event in baltimore to make a difference in the lives of millions of babies. >> together we can make sure that one day all babies will be born healthy. >> i had the honor of helping quick off the animal "march of dimes" march for babies today. people from all over the region gathered to walk and raise money to help fund research and community problems that help save babies from death or disability. >> our daughter was born with a defect that has left her in the
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hospital. it's three months now. she's over three months old so we decided to turn a negative in to a positive to see if we could raise money. >> fox 45 was the proud media sponsor. one in eight babies in america is born premature. you can learn more about the "march of dimes" and how you can help by logging on to our website. runners in baltimore take off on a race to raise money for sick children and their families. the annual 6k race began at the museum of industry downtown today. fox 45 is a proud sponsor of this event. the group gives families of critically ill children a place to stay to renew their energy and spirit throughout their child's medical treatments. >> here in baltimore we supply all of the help, even the johns hopkins children's center through two facilities. one on the campus of the hospital and
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one for bone marrow transplantations. the support is greatly needed. >> 2,000 people took part today. she ran that race. you go, megan. find out more about the "believe in tomorrow" children's foundation at fox 45 is stepping up and helping you get started on your path to fitness. the "be more healthy" expo is coming this saturday. there will be experts in nutrition, physical fitness and mental health. you can get more information at the orioles trying to avoid their six straight loss and a
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